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Tenure-Tracked Assistant Professor - Epidemiology

Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 28, 2023

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Epidemiology
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health (Zilber College) invites applications from outstanding candidates for at least one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology. We seek innovative scholars and educators with strong methodological expertise to support our mission of advancing population health, health equity, and social and environmental justice through education, research, community engagement, and advocacy for health-promoting policies and strategies. Candidates from all areas of epidemiology will be considered with priority given to candidates with research and teaching interests in social epidemiology. Scholars who conduct translational or community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is a 100% hard-money funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits, research incentives and start-up package, a reduced teaching load for the first two-three year start-up period, and the ability to generate summer salary.

The candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the time of appointment and have a track record of independent epidemiological research commensurate with years of experience. Applicants with social epidemiological research and teaching expertise are highly sought after. Preference will also be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in: social epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, translational or community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy, and abilty to teach applied epidemiological methods.

In July 2023, the Zilber Family Foundation presented the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with the largest single gift in the history of the University, a $20 million gift to advance health equity across the state and help support faculty excellence and student achievement in the Zilber College. The Zilber College was founded in 2009 and is the only CEPH-accredited school of Public Health in Wisconsin.

Zilber College faculty are leading research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current research areas span cancer, nutritional, social and environmental epidemiology; women's health; health disparities; racism and health; health services and policy; maternal and child health; global health, genomics; epigenetics; developmental neurobiology; immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; aquatic environmental microbiology and chemistry, technology and behavior; and health promotion. We offer PhD and MPH degrees in epidemiology along with a B.S. degree in public health. The Zilber College also offers graduate degrees in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, and Public Health Policy. Our multidisciplinary MPH in epidemiology curricula prepare students to engage in rigorous, theory-driven, evidence-based, and community-engaged public health practice and research, and our Ph.D. curricula engages students to translate epidemiology to policy.

The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program; teach graduate and undergraduate epidemiology courses; mentor graduate students; and engage in university and professional and/or community service.

Application Process:
Applicants must apply online and submit the following required application materials: (a) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, (b) a full CV, (c) a research statement describing most significant contributions and current and future research activities, (d) a teaching statement describing approach, experience and evidence of teaching excellence, including with learners from varied backgrounds and (e) contact information for three professional references. The anticipated start date for this position is August 19, 2024, with both earlier and later start dates negotiable. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To apply online, please use the following link:

Required Qualifications:
o Doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the appointment start date
o Track record of independent epidemiological research
Preferred Qualifications:
o Ability to teach applied and advanced epidemiological methods.
o Research and/or Teaching experience in social epidemiology.
o Research and/or Teaching experience in infectious disease epidemiology.
o Conducts translational or community-engaged research that connects epidemiology to public health practice or policy

UWM is an AA/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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